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    SATA power adapter

    My ATX power supply has no SATA power connectors so I have ordered an molex 4 pin to SATA adapter. This has no 3.3v but I understand that this is only an issue when hotswapping. Is this correct?

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    anyone know about this? I just posted a question about hot-swapping sata and one of my sata drives is on a molex-sata converter..

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    The computer has been working fine since my original post driving a SATA hard drive and DVD rewriter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    My ATX power supply has no SATA power connectors so I have ordered an molex 4 pin to SATA adapter. This has no 3.3v but I understand that this is only an issue when hotswapping. Is this correct?
    No, it depends on the drive: some require 3.3v supply, some don't. You'll find that most drives don't, because molex connectors don't supply one, but you need to check before plugging it in. The drive label should state its requirements.

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    You're quite correct, the orange supply is only really a requirement for hotswapping, which even now barely works on many chipsets.

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    Thanks for the prompt replies



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